Phyllis M. Carter, 92, of Milford passed away on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at Heritage Health in Hoopeston, Illinois. She was born on December 12, 1928 in Ash Grove Twp., the daughter of Ernest and Ida (Froehling) Salmon.
She married Lloyd "Sonny" Carter on August 6, 1949 in Woodworth, and he preceded her in death on November 29, 2007. She was also preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Gene Salmon.
Phyllis is survived by three sons, Bruce (Deborah) Carter of Fithian, Joe (Diana) Carter of New Smyrna Beach, FL, and Tim Carter of Petaluma, CA; eight grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren also survive.
After graduating from high school, Mrs. Carter worked for a time in the office at the Milford Township High School. But most of her life, she embraced the role of mother and farm wife, assisting her husband in the fields and hauling grain to the local elevators. For many years, Phyllis also worked as the township bookkeeper while her husband served as Supervisor of Stockland Township.
For a number of years, Mrs. Carter and her husband enjoyed square dancing with local friends. Phyllis also played the piano and organ and loved hosting Bridge games. She had a keen interest in reading about religion, politics and health-related issues. She was known for her extraordinary, homemade chocolate chip cookies.
Mrs. Carter was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Milford and often listened to services on the radio or online when she could no longer attend in person. She loved her family unconditionally and was a person of deep faith, strength and persistence throughout her long life.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Our Savior Lutheran Church or to the Milford District Library. Services and burial will take place at a later date.
Arrangements by Knapp Funeral Home in Milford.
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